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The Ultimate Worst Car Ever Made List

Updated on February 11, 2010

 The following list is a list compiled from various sources listing the worst cars ever made. Not all lists agreed on the cars, some appear on any worst cars list. The key thing about this list is some of the cars were mechanically fine, but the style simply did not sell. Others had teething problems when first released but later years were perfectly fine cars because of changes made. Still others were simply bad designs that only an idiot would allow into production. So, you may not agree with all on the list because maybe you had no bad experience with it. On the other hand, maybe a car not on the list but you feel it should be because all you ever had were problems! The list does not rank cars.

1913 Scripps Booth Bi-Autogo- a sort of motorcycle car, weird.

1911 Overland OctoAuto - a car with eight wheels. Love it.

1949 Crosley Hotspot- America's first post WW2 sports car.

1958-60 Mercury Parklane

1957-59 Ford Edsel - a style that never caught the public's fancy.

1961 Amphicar - unique, in that, it could be on land or in water simply by switching gears.

1960-63  Chevy Corvair - the early models did have design flaws that were corrected and from 1965-69, the air cooled rear engine car was totally safe and fine. Over 2 million were made. In 1965, it was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for the redesign Chevy did.

63-66 Studebaker Wagonaire - another interesting design that had part of roof slide away for a station wagon.

62-63 Studebaker Avanti - despite its sports car look, it had problems.

65-67 AMC Marlin Fastback - From certain angles, the car looks way cool, yet it was a Rambler in heart and mechanically unreliable.

69-77 Ford Maverick and Pinto - two of Ford's lousy cars in quality, style and mechanically.

74 Pontiac GTO

70-79 AMC Gremlin - yes, they really did live in this car and the designer should have been shot.

75-80 AMC Pacer - While it was praised when first released for its design, subsequent years showed just how bad its design was.

77 Chevy Chevette- more ugh!

72 Plymouth Cricket and Pontiac T-1000 - I honestly believe the designers were on LSD.

82 AMC Eagle Wagon and Fuego - Again, AMC was on their deathbed in many ways before Chrysler took over. The Fuego was a joint venture with Renault which only made AMC sink faster.

80-85 Chevy Citation

78-80 Honda Accord- When it first came out, it had serious reliability.

84-88 Pontiac Fiero - designed as a commuter car, the public thought it was a sports car. The early years had issues with numerous things, by 85, these were corrected, but like the Corvair, the damage was done. Not a real practical car.

89-91 Chrysler TC

85 Yugo - a piece of crap.

81 Ford Escort - mostly junk.

2001 Pontiac Aztek - another odd design that was not accepted by the public.

2003 Hummer H2 - who wants to drive a tank?

2000-02 Plymouth Prowler - way cool design with retro style but never sold much because it was not practical to own.

 

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    • timelesshotrods profile image

      timelesshotrods 

      8 years ago

      I found it. The Suzuki X-90, sold between 1995 through 1997. Someone owns one where my buddy lives in a condo, and I always see that ugly thing when I park in his lot when I visit.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      8 years ago

      what year?

    • timelesshotrods profile image

      timelesshotrods 

      8 years ago

      I have a good one for the list, but I cannot find it for the life of me now, even searching on google. I thought it was "XJ something", and I don't remember the mfr now. It was this tiny truck the size of a geo metro, but had a wing on the covered up bed in the back. I thought it was Subaru, but it was some foreign brand to the U.S. but was sold in the U.S.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      8 years ago

      My fav on the list is the 63-66 Studebaker Wagonaire with its roof that partially opened up like a convertible, this was a station wagon that tried to be both. Not an entirely bad idea.

    • Shinkicker profile image

      Shinkicker 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      I remember a documentary entirely devoted to the unfortunate Edsel. It was hyped up by Ford and was a disaster.

      Nice Hub

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